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HOSPITALIZATIONS Quality Improvement Activity (QIA)

Chronic kidney disease is often associated with significant and burdensome comorbidities (e.g., anemia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease). In addition to health deficits related to health conditions, there can be psychosocial issues that challenge patient health. A patient may be experiencing undiagnosed mental health issues that impact behavior and adherence to treatment and medications as well as the impact of social determinants of health (SDOH), such as an unstable support system or financial problems (e.g., access to food, shelter, transportation). The Network will work with dialysis patients, dialysis providers, and other stakeholders to reduce hospital admissions, 30-day unplanned readmissions, outpatient emergency visits, and COVID-19-related hospitalizations.
 
2022-23 NATIONAL GOALS:
Updated goals coming soon
      *Primary Diagnosis Categories

Webinars

Renal Network 5: OY1 Project Kick Off Information

Facility Data Dashboard

Resources

Barrier Patient Resource Provider Resource
Missed/shortened treatments
Premature hospital discharge
Diet adherence
Fluid adherence
Medication adherence
Coordination of care, communication between facilities and/or providers
Co-morbidities See “Diagnosis/Co-morbidity Resources” below See “Diagnosis/Co-morbidity Resources” below

 

COVID Hospitalization Resources

Barrier Patient Resource Provider Resource
Community spread
Spread from nursing home
  • Coming soon
Vaccine hesitancy
Positive patients

Diagnosis/Co-morbidity Resources

Diagnosis Patient Resource Provider Resource
Infection/Sepsis
Germs in the body
 
Anemia
Low blood count
Hypertension
High Blood Pressure
 
Diabetes
Blood sugar
Hyperkalemia
High Potassium
Hypokalemia
Low Potassium
  • Coming soon
Hyponatremia/hypo-osmolality
Low salt/sodium
  • Coming soon
Fluid Overload
Too much fluid in the body
  • Coming soon

General Resources

If you need assistance locating resources in different languages, please contact a Network Quality Improvement Specialist.

Network 5 Contact

Katelynn Booth, MSN, RN
Phone: (804) 320-0004 x2703
kbooth@qualityinsights.org